Monkeying Around with the Sexes: Are Gender Roles Genetic?

Listen up boys and girls! In the coolest science project since we threw a monkey in to space, a lab gave dolls and trucks to baby monkeys, and they preferentially chose toys according to human gender stereotypes. Raj proposes his “girls are dumb” hypothesis, which isn’t as sexist as it sounds. Jono renames genetic spandrels “the Garfunkel Effect” and Joe describes the effect of hormones via the Nirvana anthology.

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The Paper: “Sex differences in rhesus monkey toy preferences parallel those of children” (Hassett et al., 2008).

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